Devin

Late Show

Devin

Young Rival

Mon, April 9, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Devin - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Devin
Young Rival - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Young Rival
From Hamilton Ontario comes Young Rival. This trio hails from a city most widely-known for its blue-collar work ethic - a quality that Young Rival have always proudly embraced. With a sound that is both raw and hazy, dark and melodic, this band delivers an undeniably unique brand of grit-infused, wildcat rock and roll.


With shows and international tours alongside The Sadies, Born Ruffians, King Khan and the Shrines, and Tokyo Police Club, as well as remixes by Junior Boys, this young band occupies a unique - and important - position in today's indie landscape. They hearken back to a time where musicianship was primary; where a band's ability to collaborate and play well together was posited as the goal more important than any other. And yet Young Rival offer a sound that's both refreshing and current; delivering it with an uncompromising edge and swagger.

Critics have responded eagerly to Young Rival's efforts ever since the release of their debut EP. This 2008 album was recorded by NYC producer Emery Dobyns (Patti Smith, Battles, Noah and the Whale), and received glowing reviews from press outlets across Canada, including 4 star write-ups in both major Toronto weeklies, NOW and EYE WEEKLY. Lead-off single "Your Island" rose to Number 2 on CBC Radio 3's weekly countdown and its video reached rotation on MuchMusic. Internationally, the band has received radio play on BBC Radio 2 and XFM in the United Kingdom, as well as features on trend-setting U.S. music blogs such as Stereogum and Pitchfork.

“There’s a band in Hamilton that completely knocked us back called Young Rival. Completely blew me away. It’s like the Beach Boys meet the Sex Pistols. It was brilliant. It could have been 1968 or 2010.” -Happy Mondays’ drummer Gary “Gaz” Whelan
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com